World Cup-bound Japanese Takumi Minamino had an assist as Monaco won 2-0 away to Toulouse in the French Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The 27-year-old attacker started his second straight league game for the first time since moving to France and his deft left-footed cross from the byline was headed home by a wide-open Breel Embolo at the far post for a 2-0 lead on the hour mark.

Takumi Minamino (R) of Monaco vies for the ball during a French Ligue 1 game against Toulouse in Toulouse on Nov. 6, 2022. (Kyodo)

Finally finding his feet following his summer move from Liverpool, Minamino tested the goal three times in the opening 11 minutes of the match, including a looping left-footed effort that went narrowly wide.

He also played a part in Monaco's 46th-minute opener, winning possession high up the pitch before Aleksandr Golovin found the top far corner from the edge of the box at Stade Auguste-Delaune.

Minamino will wear the No. 10 shirt for Japan as they face Germany, Costa Rica and Spain in Group E at the World Cup in Qatar.

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